Still in Miami, Still Working on Health Care

And it’s hard.  This is the hardest campaigning I think I’ve ever had to do. Many are deeply opposed to reform. A Russian woman yelled at me for importing socialism.  A girl attending a public community college complained that she didn’t want to pay for public, community health care.

Many just don’ t care.

And then there are the horror stories.  A man who sold sunscreen couldn’t contribute no matter how much he wanted health care reform because his insurance premiums had just been increased by 60% in the last month.  Another fellow lifted up his shirt to show scars he got in a car crash years before.  He too was suffering from the high costs of health care.  In fact, he enlisted in the army and was about to be sent off to Afghanistan.  His reason for joining up?  He needed government health care, and he needed a job.

No wonder the reports from Washington look bleaker every day.  If you live in Nebraska or Connecticut or Maine (which, if you’re reading this blog, I know you don’t) call your senator.

Happy Hanukah.  Oy vey.

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3 Responses to “Still in Miami, Still Working on Health Care”

  1. Ian Says:

    Today I called Senator Reid’s office in DC and lied about where I was from. Told them I lived in Reno (they only ask for your zip code-89502 works for Reno) and I was prepared to support a republican candidate against Reid in his 2010 reelection bid if the Senator didn’t add a public option to the health care bill. At least with a republican I wouldn’t expect him or her to help me. Also, Reid is current polling at 38% against a “generic republican candidate–he is down more than 10 points!
    I encourage everyone to call his office: (202) 224-3542.

  2. Rosie Says:

    nice work sam.

  3. steve Says:

    jesus man, florida sounds like a war zone.

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